About Us
Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) is an international
lay apostolate, building on the only sure foundation for
happiness and renewal of the family and society: the
teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Link to CUF International

Link to the CUF Blog
CUF Background:

Catholics United for the Faith was founded in 1968 by H. Lyman Stebbins to support, defend,
and advance the efforts of the Teaching Church in accord with the teachings of the Second
Vatican Council. The efforts of Catholics United for the Faith must be directed toward the
unity of the Church and communion with God the Father as intended by Christ (Jn. 17:21).
This is accomplished by joining members in a common apostolate to be formed doctrinally
and spiritually in the Catholic faith. The desired result is the renewal of their own hearts.
This formation also equips members to prayerfully engage in works of evangelization and
catechesis for the renewal of the Church and society as lay witnesses to Our Blessed Lord.
CUF promotes fidelity to and communion with the Holy Father and the bishops in union with

Catholics United for the Faith is organized as a private association of the lay faithful in
accord with the discipline of the Catholic Church. It is incorporated in civil law as a
Minnesota non-profit corporation duly registered in the State of Ohio. CUF’s organizational
structure includes: a governing board of directors, an executive committee of that same
board, officers, and departments. Each level within the structure is entrusted with certain
functions and authority as established in the association’s statutes, articles of incorporation,
and by-laws.

Catholics United for the Faith fulfills its purpose through its various outreaches. With the
exception of the Business Office, all outreaches must have a purpose that directly reflects
the efforts of the Teaching Church. No outreach can exist without the express approval of
the board. In accord with the criteria set forth in the statutes of the association, this
approval is given after consideration of the proposed purpose, and how the proposed
outreach will complement existing outreaches in accomplishing the mission of CUF. The
performance and cooperation of each outreach within the apostolate as a whole is to be
reviewed at least annually by the board according to the means established in the statutes
of the association.

CUF Milwaukee Chapter Activities
Affirming Authentic Catholicism:

  • Monthly meetings with informative speakers
  • Speakers Bureau for your church, school or Bible group meetings
  • Annual Lenten retreats
  • Regional Forums/Seminars (periodically)
  • Annual Monsignor Popek awards banquet honoring faithful priests
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Special Projects (e.g., canon lawsuit against cathedral renovation)

Contact us:

Phone 414-321-9377

P.O. Box 370302,  Milwaukee, WI 53237

Email CUF Milwaukee
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Do you need an interesting and topical speaker for your church,
school, or Bible study group?
St. Gregory VII Chapter now offers free, multimedia presentations affirming authentic
Catholicism in the Milwaukee area. Speakers  include Jerry Schmutte, who can tell you about
“Mary and the Muslims,”  or he can take you “From Adam to the Catholic Church.”   Fr. James
Kubicki, S.J., will discuss “What it Means to ‘Live the Eucharist,’” “The Spiritual Exercises of
St. Ignatius,” “The Practical Spirituality of the Morning Offering and the Apostleship of Prayer,”
or “The Sacred Heart of Jesus.”  Dave Archibald will discuss "The Crusades" and
"Experiences in Catholic Education." Dan Zeidler will discuss "Life, Family and Faith in Latin
America."  For information or scheduling,
Email CUF Milwaukee
Link to detailed speech flyer
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The Goal of the Reform CCHD Now Coalition

Our goal has been and continues to be to serve the
Church by bringing much-needed, even if
inconvenient, truth to the conversation about the
CCHD. We have never aimed to embarrass any of our
faithful bishops, nor have we tried to shut the CCHD
down. We have heard several stories of good work
done by CCHD grantees, and we've been contacted by
CCHD representatives who support the call for reform,
and have even begun to initiate such reforms at the
diocesan level. This is all wonderful news.

We remain ready to fully support the CCHD the
moment its national leadership implements real
reforms, which include revisiting its charter and
ensuring that all of its grantees conform with all
Catholic teaching, and not an isolated and confused
understanding of Catholic Social teaching; publishing
on its web sites signed statements from each grantee
which guarantee that the grantee will IN NO WAY work
against Church teaching; and when the grant
discovery process is made fully transparent and
published on the CCHD web site. Initiating such
reforms, and publicizing them as a good faith effort to
gain renewed trust from those who are rightly
skeptical of the CCHD, will indeed be a cause for

CCHD Leadership is in control of this scandal. If they
continue to ignore the charges publicly, while
scrubbing their web sites of evidence and having
their partners do the same, and while attacking us in
the media, we will have no choice but to keep up our
campaign. This will, unfortunately and painfully for us,
be public, as CCHD leadership has refused to meet
with us and discuss these issues. The faithful of the
Catholic Church in America deserve better. Why the
CCHD continues to obfuscate, partner with openly
anti-Catholic organizations and expect no one to
notice is beyond us.

Please keep this affair in prayer. Let Truth win, not any
party in this dispute. And please do not let the
National CCHD's problems prevent you from giving to
support the poor and marginalized. Please click on the
link to the left for organizations that do excellent
work, and are worthy of faithful Catholics' support.
CCHD Corruption Continues in 2011-12
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St. Gregory VII Chapter, Catholics United for the Faith
Our Mission: Support, defend and advance the efforts of the teaching Church